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Grand Prairie, Texas
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My friend and I stayed in the Bengal Suite which is up close and personal to the animals. What an awesome experience! The staff was friendly, the room was roomy and clean, plus the closeness of the animals was great. This was our second trip to TCR and we are planning our return trip already....we want the Siberian Suite next... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Imagine you're in Africa at the fraction of the cost. Staff stop at nothing to ensure your stay will be a wonderful lifetime memory you will share with anyone willing to listen. In addition to considering a big cat adoption our primary hostess, Bethany, was so awesome we wonder if we could adopt her as well.

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Thank pakieselhorst
scottesmith, Manager at Turpentine Creek Overnight Lodging, responded to this review

Paul and Anne, Thank you for such a wonderful review. We enjoyed your optimistic and enlightened personalities and can't wait to have you back again to stay with us! We appreciate your kind words, you were amazing guests. Take care, Bethany and Freya More 

Kingston, Arkansas
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm retired military and my wife and I were looking for a place to get away from everything over Veterans Day weekend and found it! Thanks for including access to the park as part of our room fee and thanks for the breakfast goodies! We enjoyed the outdoor fire pit one evening but passed on the hot tub.....after a certian... More 

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1 Thank Tom L
scottesmith, Manager at Turpentine Creek Overnight Lodging, responded to this review

Tom, Thank you for staying with us! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at the refuge and were able to take advantage of the fire pit in the evening. We look forward to your next visit. Take care! More 

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6 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed in the Siberian Suite on November 8th for our anniversary. We had visited before about a year ago and I kept meaning to go back to stay the night. We finally made it back up there and it was so worth it. Upon arrival everyone was very helpful and welcoming. We were given a map... More 

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1 Thank JessicaTreas
scottesmith, Manager at Turpentine Creek Overnight Lodging, responded to this review

Jessica, We are happy to hear that Montana and Poncho greeted you and that you enjoyed your stay at the refuge! The Siberian suite is a great family-friendly option closest to our animals. We are happy that you took advantage of the free coffee and light breakfast that was provided in your room. Thank you for such an amazing review-... More 

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room was super cute and cozy. Very unique and original. I really liked it. Its nice that there is a fireplace and hot tub in the middle of all the rooms. And muffins, juice, and fruit in the fridge was simple but good.

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1 Thank Jody H
scottesmith, Manager at Turpentine Creek Overnight Lodging, responded to this review

Jody, We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time in the Safari Lodges. These rooms are very quaint with a shared porch that has a fire pit and a hot tub. It's the perfect getaway where you can hear lions caroling in the distance. We hope to see you back again soon! More 

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6 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my second time to be a guest at TCWR. This time I stayed for four nights in the Bengal Suite. I could not have had a better experience. The staff, the interns, everybody is so helpful, and will take the time to answer any questions. The animals there are an absolute joy to be around. It is such... More 

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scottesmith, Manager at Turpentine Creek Overnight Lodging, responded to this review

Lisa, We are happy to hear that your recent stay was enjoyable! It is great to hear feedback from our guests who have stayed multiple times at the refuge and get to experience the changes that we've made to improve our lodging.We are so grateful that we have visitors, such as yourself, who are so passionate about our mission and... More 

Rogers, Arkansas
2 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my niece here for her birthday and we stayed in the Treehouse cabin. It was so much fun! It's an adorable little cabin that has a deck that wraps around it. It looks exactly like the pictures on their website. And we could see the tigers from the front side of the deck! It was great to hear... More 

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1 Thank chollinger83
scottesmith, Manager at Turpentine Creek Overnight Lodging, responded to this review

The Tree House is an eccentric getaway for families or couples. We are happy to hear that you and your niece enjoyed your stay. The wrap around porch is perfect for relaxing in the evenings while the lions roar in the distance. Our guided walking tours are exciting and very educational. During the tour, you will be directed by an... More 

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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my second time staying here. This time we stayed in the Siberia room. It was LITERALLY next to a tiger enclosure. Very cool. The past time we stayed on the other side of this enclosure in the Treehouse. This room was much better. Larger bed and bathroom. The Siberia room had a hot tub too but we did... More 

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scottesmith, Manager at Turpentine Creek Overnight Lodging, responded to this review

Kelly, We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at the refuge. The Siberian and Bengal suites are two wonderful lodging options. Both suites are family-friendly and can accommodate up to five guests. In the suite there are garden style tubs, which are like your own personal indoor hot tub! The Siberian is definitely a larger room compared... More 

Texas
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50 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All lodging is great.The lodge has fancier accommodations with larger rooms with private balconies and one hot tub and fire pit for all units. These rooms have mountain views rather than views of the animals but you can hear the lions "caroling". We stayed in the Siberian suite (not at the lodge) - a room with sofa, coffee table, dinette... More 

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2 Thank TweetyLover
scottesmith, Manager at Turpentine Creek Overnight Lodging, responded to this review

Thank you for such a wonderful review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay in the Siberian suite. Currently, Montana and Poncho are our two tiger residents in the habitat next to the Siberian suite. They have a large habitat where they can run and play, so it's great to hear that they were posing by your... More 

Tulsa, Oklahoma
1 review
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently spent a night in the treehouse at Turpentine Creek with our 2 young granddaughters, 8 and 5. Talk about making fun memories!! The treehouse is a cute, cozy little home with windows on 3 sides looking out into trees:) and inside, everything is clean and all that you need for a short stay including coffee, tea, and some... More 

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scottesmith, Manager at Turpentine Creek Overnight Lodging, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear that you and your granddaughters had such a memorable stay in our Tree House. It's not every day that you get to sleep surrounded by trees while listening to caroling lions throughout the night. Montana and Poncho are the two tigers who reside in the habitat next to the Tree House and Siberian suite.... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge is a walk through facility is open at 9:00 AM every day of the year (except Christmas Day). We now have twenty-seven natural habitat areas, where our 6 black bears and many of our cats can run and play on the grass and under the trees; this is our ultimate goal for all of our Big Cats. All of our cats are beautiful, special and loved very much. Each one has his/her own story to tell and you are sure to find a favorite or two among them. Our prices: Adults - $15.00. Children 4-12, seniors 65 and over, and veterans - $10.00. Children 3 and under admitted free of charge. Our group rates are: Bus Drivers and Guides are always free. Groups of 6-10 / $1.00 off each admission; groups of 11-20 / $2.00 off each admission; groups 21-30 / $3.00 off each admission; groups over 30 / $4.00 off each admission. Your admission is good for all day, and includes a walking tour of our newly opened natural habitat areas as well as a self-guided tour of the cats in our main compound. The time you spend in the main compound can vary from 10 minutes to over an hour, depending upon how much time you spend in front of one cage or another. The walking tour of the habitat areas is about a 30 minute guided tour and they are scheduled every hour on the hour from 11:00 a.m. - 3 p.m. The self-guided portion is all walking, but there are benches throughout to rest. We do have a wheel chair to borrow if needed. The guided tour is also walking, unless special assistance is needed and we can accommodate people with a riding tour on our cart (which carries five maximum). For large groups we will be happy to put one of our staff on your bus to give you a guided tour of the large habitat areas upon special request. Most of our staff are Biologists or Zoologists that come from all over the world to learn how to work with the Big Cats. Our tree house bungalow rents for $150/night for two, $15.00 extra for each additional person 5 or older. It sleeps two on a "clicker sofa" downstairs, and it has two twin beds tucked under the eaves in the loft. Generally, it is comfortable for 2 adults and 2 children. Although small, it also has full kitchen facilities, a wrap-around deck and is quiet and secluded. The cats are located only a few yards away in some of the larger enclosures. Children under 5 years old are not allowed in Tree House due to TCWR's safety policy. Our two Bed & Big Cat suites can accommodate up to four people, with a queen size bed and fold-down clicker couch. Price is$150.00/night for two, $15.00 extra for each additional person 3 or older. Babies are welcome at no additional charge. Both rooms have cats right outside the window, and are open year-round. The Safari Guest Lodge (adults only) is now taking reservations to complete your adventure at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. Each Room is designed for 2 adults and rents for $150.00 per night. Overlooking the sprawling Eureka Springs Valley, with beautiful sunrises and magnificent sunsets and the caroling of the Big Cats. There are five unique cabins. Rent one or all five units if available. They are perfect to accommodate small groups if you choose to spend time with friends, family, small business retreats, workshops and wedding parties. Each room has an exceptional personality, along with snugly spa robes, luxurious bedding and linens, coffees and coffee pots, continental breakfast, color TV / DVD player, refrigerators and microwaves and clock radios. For rainy days or after hours, the rooms also have their own collection of favorite games and books. Cast iron fireplaces and air conditioning keeps you comfortable during the changing seasons too. Each room is also furnished with African Drums for those who care to start a drumming! Along with the spacious hot tub, the units share a 40' Octagonal Deck, complete with a charming covered Gazebo and Fire Pit. Tables and chairs surround the area for comfortable relaxing or light dining. These units are intended for adults only due to TCWR's safety policy. The price of your overnight visit includes unlimited access to our main compound during daylight hours for the length of your stay. We also have a small RV Park that can accommodate up to 7 recreational vehicles. Rates are $25.00/night plus regular admission to the Refuge on a daily basis. Or, a Family Membership may be purchased for $50.00, allowing unlimited visits to the Refuge throughout the year. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Turpentine Creek Overnight Lodging

Address: 239 Turpentine Creek Lane, Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Region: United States > Arkansas > Eureka Springs
Price Range: €82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge Bb Hotel Eureka Springs
Turpentine Creek Bb Arkansas
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“Bengal and Siberian rooms give an up close and great experience with the animals!”
 of 5 bubbles poohzer23, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“You will be pleased with any of the lodges.”
 of 5 bubbles pakieselhorst, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the Kilimanjaro Suite”
 of 5 bubbles I1412MJtoml, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The Treehouse Cabin is off by itself so you have more privacy and a close view of the tigers.”
 of 5 bubbles chollinger83, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Siberian Room”
 of 5 bubbles kellyrJ7705ZB, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
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